Meet The Fringepig Team...Edmund Rumania

About 10 years ago there was a stuffed toy reviewer-reviewer called Steve Womble who made a name for himself with his uncompromising reviewer-reviews.

He once famously said that he’d rather “get a sex change, grow some ovaries, then cut them out and eat them” than have to read another of Kate Copstick’s reviews.

Womble was also a hermaphrodite bisexual, meaning that he could be unapologetically sexist to both men and women without anyone ever complaining.

Womble was Edmund Rumania’s uncle (later aunt) and also his idol. Edmund has been working hard to carry on that family legacy of being a proper dick to people without engaging with them on any level. He writes articles and reviewer-reviews for us in between shifts at his uncle’s bailiff company.

His favourite phrase is “If you want to review people at the biggest and best arts festival on earth, you’d better not be shit at it.”

Reviews filed by Edmund Rumania

Jonathan Mayo

You know that thing they do in shit daytime telly where they get hold of a theme and shake it ...
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Jules Sanderson

You see how difficult this is, don’t you? I hope you do. Jules Sanderson only reviewed two comedy shows in ...
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Jessie Maltin

Jessie Maltin’s reviews look odd on the page. It’s not her fault: Broadway Baby’s brand new layout puts the first ...
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Jack Powell

Reviewers who review just one comedy thing and then scarper back to the high-art trenches of theatre / spoken word ...
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Hilary Wardle

If you’re going to give someone a two-star review, Hilary, have some mercy: do it quick and do it clean ...
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Arjun Sajip

Two things are possible with regards to Arjun Sajip: Either he is a miserable git of the first vintage, or ...
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Chris Tapley

Chris Tapley wrote five comedy reviews for The Skinny in 2013, all of them well-constructed, well-argued and grammatically tight. You ...
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